An entry level CUV for the double income, no kids contingent. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – November 13, 2019 2020 Hyundai Venue Hyundai has finally completed filling in its last missing piece within its CUV lineup with an all-new entry-level B-Segment called Venue. Like all Hyundai’s, it is very well equipped for a reasonable retail price. The Venue includes three FWD only trims, SE, SEL, or a two-toned exterior Denim with the 1.6L I4 mated to their latest CVT. An MT with the SE is also available. Pricing is as follows: SE M/T - $17,250 SE CVT - $18,450 SEL CVT - $19,150 SEL CVT (w/ Convenience Pkg.) - $20,300 SEL CVT (Convenience & Premium Pkg.) - $22,050 Denim CVT - $21,950 D&H = a steep $1,095 for a B-segment sized vehicle. That is $165 over that of the 50 percent heavier, much longer, wider, and just 4.5" shorter Sonata for example. The SE trim includes a 3.5-inch TFT Instrument cluster display, rearview monitor, 8” central display with AM/FM/HD Radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and four speakers, front USB charge port, 12V outlet, Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, CC, auto headlamps, A/C, remote keyless entry and an exterior temperature display. It also arrives with Hyundai’s SmartSense safety equipment including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Traction Control, all standard. The SEL trims Convenience package adds a power sunroof, sliding armrest storage box, leather wrapped wheel and shift knob, plus BSM and RCTA. The Premium package adds heated front seats and side mirrors, LED headlamps, LED DRLs and taillamps, 17” alloys, proximity key with push button start, 8” embedded NAVI with AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM and Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System. The Denim is a Denim color exterior with a white roof and cloth/vinyl covered front seats. This trim can be in place of or in addition to the SEL Premium minus a sunroof. On the drivetrain front, the normally aspirated 121 hp and 113 lb-ft. of torque 1.6L moves a somewhat lightweight 2,557 – 2,732 lb. vehicle. EPA estimates are 30/34 with the AT and just 27/35 with the stick. These are not very good numbers for a vehicle this small. 2020 Hyundai Venue EPA estimates are slightly lower than I had expected. The Venue is built upon a 99 in wheelbase and offers 91.9 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 18.7/31.9 cu. ft. of cargo volume with the rear seats up or dropped. Its underpinnings include struts up front, torsion beam out back, and discs all around while riding on 15” steel (SE), 15” alloy (SEL), or 17” alloy SEL (pkg)/Denim wheels. Seven colors including: Black, White, Red, Blue, Silver, Gray and Green. The Denim color is exclusively featured on the Denim edition. The Venue interior can be either black or grey. 2020 Hyundai Venue This is not for a new family but is an entry level crossover for those 2-person households that want the stand-up look of an SUV without the large price tag. I doubt it will qualify for Rideshare on the Lyft platform as B-segments have been banned. The larger, more efficient, and better equipped 2020 Elantra sedan that is currently being offered with over $6k off retail makes far more sense to me.